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Ljubicic vs. Nalbandian,who will win?

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 03:36 PM
I think David in 2.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2006, 03:48 PM
I think Bandy will take this if he turns up...I didn't see Ljubo's match today, but if his serve really was that laboured...Bandy will toast him.

Fergie
11-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Ivan in 2 :angel:

Adler
11-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Maybe Ivan. David really has to tank for DC final, cause Argentinians have nobody else for it :)

lau
11-12-2006, 03:56 PM
:haha: people and their crazy theories.....

Blue Heart24
11-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Ivan in 2 :angel:

Well,if that happens will you cheer for Roger or Ivan in the last match?Ivan has to win.

safinalium
11-12-2006, 04:46 PM
nalby in 2. ljubo is a loser. :bounce:

NYCtennisfan
11-12-2006, 05:01 PM
Probably Nalbandian, but it doesn't really matter. It's going to be Federer and Roddick out of this group.

croat123
11-12-2006, 05:08 PM
nalbandian in 2 :o

ivan should have pulled out if he was going to show up exhausted and with only three days of practice

Jlee
11-12-2006, 05:39 PM
It depends how Ljubo is feeling and whether Nalby plays like he did first set of the Fed match or...the way he did the rest of the match. :lol:

RonE
11-12-2006, 05:42 PM
Fat Dave will sit on Ljubo's bald head smothering him over the course of three sets.

DrJules
11-12-2006, 05:50 PM
David Nalbandian in 2 sets. Ivan is probably not at the fitness level necessary for top level tennis.

jazar
11-12-2006, 07:07 PM
its difficult. nalbandian will probably play a good first set, then get hungry and tank. ljubicic will probably feel ill. maybe i'll go for nalbandian

El Legenda
11-12-2006, 07:11 PM
Ljubicic in 2. fat dave is drooling over food in china. less time on court, more time to eat.

doris_hdz
11-12-2006, 07:14 PM
Ljubicic in 3

*Ljubica*
11-12-2006, 07:18 PM
Difficult one :confused: If Nalbandian plays like he did in the 1st set today then I think he will win easily in straight sets. Ljubicic is obviously not at his best and seemed lethargic and out of sorts in his match against Roddick today. However, if Nalbandian plays like he did in the last two sets today - then even I could have beaten him :shrug: So I went for Ljubicic in 3 sets - but I admit I'm not totally convinced.

Dancing Hero
11-12-2006, 07:31 PM
I'll go for the Bandy Man in 3! :)

ljubicic_
11-12-2006, 07:34 PM
nalby in 2. ljubo is a loser. :bounce:

he achieved big things in tennis world, if he is a loser what are you then?

OT sick or not sick Ivan will win in 2 sets! Ljubo is by far a better player then the Argentin

Checho
11-12-2006, 08:00 PM
he achieved big things in tennis world, if he is a loser what are you then?

OT sick or not sick Ivan will win in 2 sets! Ljubo is by far a better player then the Argentin

jajaajajajajajajjaa, sure Ljubicic is better than Nalbandian, keep dreaming!!!

Nalbandian is younger and he was top 3, top 5 and top 10 more much time than Ljubicic.

David has won a Master Cup, Ljubicic hasn't won any important title.

David has reached the semis in all the Slams, and the final in Wimbledon, Ljubo never has played a Grand Slam's final and he only reached the semis in RG.

Ljubicic after Robredo and Blake is the worst player of the Tennis Master Cup.

tripb19
11-12-2006, 09:01 PM
. . . anyhoo, I can't see Nalbandian winning. Ljub in 3.

ljubicic_
11-12-2006, 09:07 PM
jajaajajajajajajjaa, sure Ljubicic is better than Nalbandian, keep dreaming!!!

Nalbandian is younger and he was top 3, top 5 and top 10 more much time than Ljubicic.

David has won a Master Cup, Ljubicic hasn't won any important title.

David has reached the semis in all the Slams, and the final in Wimbledon, Ljubo never has played a Grand Slam's final and he only reached the semis in RG.

Ljubicic after Robredo and Blake is the worst player of the Tennis Master Cup.

why do i always have the score 6-1 6-2 in my mind:confused:

Nalbandian is younger but he is also fat! and that makes him a bad player and Nalbandian achieved big things and Ljubo not, HA-HA-HA? Ljubo won the davis cup(Croatia exists 10 years, Argentina 100 years and still they haven't won the DC CUP) he won ARAG atp world champion(and remember Croatia exists only 10 year) he won Bronze medal on the olympics and Nalby? only Shanghai so Ljubo achieved more big things than that stupd Nalbandian!!! and tommorow Ljubo will show to him who the boss is!!!!!

good night

DrJules
11-12-2006, 09:12 PM
However, if Nalbandian plays like he did in the last two sets today - then even I could have beaten him :shrug:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You really do have issues with David Nalbandian.

NyGeL
11-12-2006, 09:28 PM
Ljubo in 2 if he is serving well.

Checho
11-12-2006, 10:45 PM
why do i always have the score 6-1 6-2 in my mind:confused:

Nalbandian is younger but he is also fat! and that makes him a bad player and Nalbandian achieved big things and Ljubo not, HA-HA-HA? Ljubo won the davis cup(Croatia exists 10 years, Argentina 100 years and still they haven't won the DC CUP) he won ARAG atp world champion(and remember Croatia exists only 10 year) he won Bronze medal on the olympics and Nalby? only Shanghai so Ljubo achieved more big things than that stupd Nalbandian!!! and tommorow Ljubo will show to him who the boss is!!!!!

good night


The Davis Cup is a team competition, so doesn't count because you always depends of your partners.
Besides the great Ljubicic has lost to Hrbaty in the final, proving again that he is a total loser!!!! The croatians have to thank God that Mertinak has played the fifth rubber, otherwise the champion would've been Slovakia.
But as i've said before the Davis Cup can't be count.

A Bronze Medal, the Arag world team cup !!!! you're kidding right!!!
The World team Cup is almost an exhibition tournament to prepare Roland Garros, nobody cares who win it. Actually Argentina has won it twice, and nobody has clebrated. Acasuso and Cañas has won this Cup, so everybody can do it, it's not important at all.
To win a Bronze medal you have to reach the semis, so i prefer a guy who has reached the semis of the 4 majors. Besides the bronze medal was in doubles, and we are comparing singles career.
The reality shows that the individual Nalbandian's career is much better than Ljubicic's, that is a fact and you can't deny it.

And sorry for my mistake, Ljubicic is not the worst player of the tournament after Robredo and Blake, because Tommy has won a Master Series event, so the only player worse than Ljubicic is Blake.

ezekiel
11-12-2006, 11:23 PM
David in 2 sets and then Ivan can forfeit on Federer and call it a year

Fergie
11-12-2006, 11:27 PM
Well,if that happens will you cheer for Roger or Ivan in the last match?Ivan has to win.

Both :angel:

Merton
11-12-2006, 11:45 PM
Ivan is not at 100%, so David in 3.

Checho
11-13-2006, 02:36 AM
So since Tommy won a Master Series event that makes him a better player? You Argies need to lay off the dope.


Always a player that has won a Master Series will be better than other who hasn't won any important tournament.

Sorry but the only thing that counts to compare players are the number of majors titles they have.

Until Ljubicic wins a Master Series, a Master Cup or a Grand Slam, Robredo will be better.

The Davis Cup is a team competition, so it can't be taken to compare who is better.

Blue Heart24
11-13-2006, 05:01 AM
nalbandian in 2 :o

ivan should have pulled out if he was going to show up exhausted and with only three days of practice

Agree.

Blue Heart24
11-13-2006, 05:03 AM
The Davis Cup is a team competition, so doesn't count because you always depends of your partners.
Besides the great Ljubicic has lost to Hrbaty in the final, proving again that he is a total loser!!!! The croatians have to thank God that Mertinak has played the fifth rubber, otherwise the champion would've been Slovakia.
But as i've said before the Davis Cup can't be count.

A Bronze Medal, the Arag world team cup !!!! you're kidding right!!!
The World team Cup is almost an exhibition tournament to prepare Roland Garros, nobody cares who win it. Actually Argentina has won it twice, and nobody has clebrated. Acasuso and Cañas has won this Cup, so everybody can do it, it's not important at all.
To win a Bronze medal you have to reach the semis, so i prefer a guy who has reached the semis of the 4 majors. Besides the bronze medal was in doubles, and we are comparing singles career.
The reality shows that the individual Nalbandian's career is much better than Ljubicic's, that is a fact and you can't deny it.

And sorry for my mistake, Ljubicic is not the worst player of the tournament after Robredo and Blake, because Tommy has won a Master Series event, so the only player worse than Ljubicic is Blake.


Who has more titles? Dave :lol:?

Blue Heart24
11-13-2006, 05:07 AM
Ljubicic in 2. fat dave is drooling over food in china. less time on court, more time to eat.

:haha: :haha:

landoud
11-13-2006, 05:13 AM
Nalby in 3

oz_boz
11-13-2006, 07:44 AM
Ljubo is not 100% and Dave should win in 2, but as usual he will make the easy look difficult and barely pull it off in three.

mtw
11-13-2006, 12:23 PM
Maybe David. But Ivan Ljubicic plays good on this surface too. Poor David. He got to hard group.

Jagermeister
11-13-2006, 05:20 PM
Ivan in 3. Apparently his lack of energy vs Roddick in the last set was more due to inactivity rather than anything being actually wrong with him. I just think he'd be more invested than Nalbandian who looked terrible in those last 2 sets vs Fed.

canbera
11-13-2006, 05:33 PM
Nalbandian in 3.

Deathless Mortal
11-13-2006, 05:42 PM
Ljubo in 3.

shotgun
11-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Both are far from their best forms, but 'La Mula' will win IMO. He seems to enjoy playing in Shanghai and the first set against Federer was really impressive. Since their matches are rarely close, I'll say Nalba in 2.

almouchie
11-13-2006, 06:11 PM
nalby & ljubo have to play with back s to the wall
both lost & need to win to stand a chance to advance
nalby taking a set of federer might have a great advantage
nalby needs to better his first serve, it was his undoing aginst roger
ljubo is a respectable solid player
dont underestimate him
he has shown this year along with davydenko that consistency & hard work are very important
having qualified to masters again

ExcaliburII
11-13-2006, 06:20 PM
is obvious that Nalbandian is a better player than Ljubicic. What has Ljubicic won? Arag Cup, Davis Cup? jajaja. Ljubicic and Davydenko are the great lies of the TMC.
Nalby in 3.

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 06:25 PM
is obvious that Nalbandian is a better player than Ljubicic. What has Ljubicic won? Arag Cup, Davis Cup? jajaja. Ljubicic and Davydenko are the great lies of the TMC.
Nalby in 3.

and Nalbandian has won what? TMC last year when Roger gave it to him.

GlennMirnyi
11-13-2006, 06:30 PM
and Nalbandian has won what? TMC last year when Roger gave it to him.

Almost lost to Federer on crutches.

Ljubicic in 2.

justClaudia
11-13-2006, 07:00 PM
and Nalbandian has won what? TMC last year when Roger gave it to him.

Almost lost to Federer on crutches.

Ljubicic in 2.


:haha: :haha: you need to move on, get over it kids. you're getting so boring.

ExcaliburII
11-13-2006, 08:27 PM
and Nalbandian has won what? TMC last year when Roger gave it to him.

gave it? Please:rolleyes:

At least he has reached the 4 Gs slams Sf (including Wimbledon final).

Ljubicic is not a good tennis player.

DrJules
11-13-2006, 08:29 PM
Neither player looks fit enough to go all the way in this event.

RickDaStick
11-13-2006, 08:30 PM
gave it? Please:rolleyes:

At least he has reached the 4 Gs slams Sf (including Wimbledon final).

Ljubicic is not a good tennis player.

Really? Then what is Fat dave, who has gotten abused by Ljubo last 2 meetings?

Galathea
11-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Oh, for the love of Christ!!!
Both are good tennis players. Ljubicic could have won the latest matches, but David squashed him before without sweating

Are we forgetting that both were number 3 and 4 or viceversa during this whole year? They're different type of players, each one good in his style.

Ljubicic played all the tournaments in a regular/solid way, maybe without great results in big tournaments. David had a horrible second half since his injury in RG and it's still comming back to shape. But he had a excellent first half where he managed to archieve two semis of Grand Slam (one when he was giving Roger the dancing of his life until he got that abdominal pain in beggining of the second set), a tournament several minor opens (but against complicated players) decent performances in the major part of the ATP Master, even out of shape and sick/injured. Plus the Davis Cup final where he's vital.

And I'm not trying to being nice.. There are some players that I can't understand how in the hell they reach the rank they have. Or even why they're here.

The thing is who's better now. I'll go with Nalbandian, because with his first serve fixed, the rest of his game base worked really good. Plus, he's better shape than in the latest tournaments. And, the most important thing: David knows he has to win, is a lot of pressure, complicated and a difficult situation...... and that's heaven for him.! If we have an inspired Nalby, he will win in two sets.

Bilbo
11-13-2006, 09:16 PM
Nalbandian in 2

TMJordan
11-13-2006, 10:10 PM
call me crazy but I think the bald one will win

selyoink
11-13-2006, 11:15 PM
Nalbandian should win it. I say he does in three sets.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-13-2006, 11:28 PM
i think nalbi will win in 2 close sets

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 11:29 PM
Ljubicic in a set and half. Davo will get hungry and retire.

RickDaStick
11-13-2006, 11:30 PM
Fat Dave will start cramping halfway through the 1st set and call it a day.

Katastrophe
11-14-2006, 12:33 AM
Poor Dave, he's the Rodney Dangerfield of the ATP tour! :p

I think it will be close, but Nalby in 3.

ljubicic_
11-14-2006, 09:50 AM
gave it? Please:rolleyes:

At least he has reached the 4 Gs slams Sf (including Wimbledon final).

Ljubicic is not a good tennis player.

haha wel you can suck my balls dude! Ljubo not a good tennis player? hilarious! why don't you mention that Ljubo was the one who stopped Nalbandian in the SF!(masters) and you said that it is a shame that he lost to Dominik what is Nalbandian then?? losing to Sanguineti:rolleyes: !! Nalbandian only won Shanghai because Federer was injured and still he had trouble to beat him! and that DC is a tourney with other Croatian players is true but don't forget that Ancic only won one match, so it was basicly Ljubo himself that won the DC!!!!! but it doesn't matter Ljubo will bitchslapp Nalbandian again 6-0 6-0!!!!!

bad gambler
11-14-2006, 09:52 AM
Ljubicic

yomike
11-14-2006, 11:40 AM
Ivan in two

Julio1974
11-14-2006, 12:02 PM
It's so funny how fans of both palyers cannot acknowledge how much both palyers have accomplished in their carreers.

Galathea
11-14-2006, 12:24 PM
It's so funny how fans of both palyers cannot acknowledge how much both palyers have accomplished in their carreers.


Exactly!
It can be fun a little discussion, but this fanatism, in the negative meaning of the word, it's almost scary.
One, it's regular, maybe with not great result in his career, but regular and dangerous as rival.
The other doesn't play too much and often gets his best result in difficult tournaments.

Funny thing, I think both player would like to have some of the other things the other have or reached.
Nalby would want the Davis Cup (wich is more important than anything for him), the serve and regularity Ljubo has. Plus no injuries.
Ljubicic, the serve return and lecture Nalby has of match (as strategy planner his one of the best, maybe he can't do it on court but he knows what's the weak point of his rival always), plus the Masters and his performances on Grand Slam.

It's stupid comparing both players because they very, very different

victor_gospo
11-14-2006, 01:09 PM
Ljubicic will make roasted pig with Nalbandian

I propose a name change, in honor of Nalbandian's amazing physique instead of 'Round Robin' we should call the format 'Round David'.

El Legenda
11-14-2006, 04:03 PM
jajaajajajajajajjaa, sure Ljubicic is better than Nalbandian, keep dreaming!!!

Nalbandian is younger and he was top 3, top 5 and top 10 more much time than Ljubicic.

David has won a Master Cup, Ljubicic hasn't won any important title.

David has reached the semis in all the Slams, and the final in Wimbledon, Ljubo never has played a Grand Slam's final and he only reached the semis in RG.

Ljubicic after Robredo and Blake is the worst player of the Tennis Master Cup.

you ready for your bitchslap? :)

El Legenda
11-14-2006, 04:05 PM
is obvious that Nalbandian is a better player than Ljubicic. What has Ljubicic won? Arag Cup, Davis Cup? jajaja. Ljubicic and Davydenko are the great lies of the TMC.
Nalby in 3.

now how do you explain a better player losing to a player that is playing at 75%?

Galathea
11-14-2006, 04:42 PM
How about a player that makes 30 aces and got luck with three winner for and on a match point that touched the net and Ljubo found by miracle and the ball boy thing...
And, Ljubo could not be in his better shape, but Nalby is hardly recuperated from his problem.
Still both of them made the better match of the tournament.

GlennMirnyi
11-14-2006, 05:38 PM
How about a player that makes 30 aces and got luck with three winner for and on a match point that touched the net and Ljubo found by miracle and the ball boy thing...
And, Ljubo could not be in his better shape, but Nalby is hardly recuperated from his problem.
Still both of them made the better match of the tournament.

30 aces is technique, not luck.

Galathea
11-14-2006, 06:28 PM
30 aces is technique, not luck.

Yes, it's a type of technique.
I didn't meant luck about it, but with some balls that roced nets. And the ballboy (or security guy, don't know, on tv they said it was a ballboy)

GlennMirnyi
11-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Yes, it's a type of technique.
I didn't meant luck about it, but with some balls that roced nets. And the ballboy (or security guy, don't know, on tv they said it was a ballboy)

That happens to both sides. I remember in the 1st set Ljubicic lost at least 2 points because balls he stroke hit the net and bounced short, allowing Nalbandian to take advantage of it.

ljubicic_
11-14-2006, 06:52 PM
That happens to both sides. I remember in the 1st set Ljubicic lost at least 2 points because balls he stroke hit the net and bounced short, allowing Nalbandian to take advantage of it.


haha:worship: you win;)

Apemant
11-14-2006, 06:57 PM
Exactly!
It can be fun a little discussion, but this fanatism, in the negative meaning of the word, it's almost scary.
One, it's regular, maybe with not great result in his career, but regular and dangerous as rival.
The other doesn't play too much and often gets his best result in difficult tournaments.

Funny thing, I think both player would like to have some of the other things the other have or reached.
Nalby would want the Davis Cup (wich is more important than anything for him), the serve and regularity Ljubo has. Plus no injuries.
Ljubicic, the serve return and lecture Nalby has of match (as strategy planner his one of the best, maybe he can't do it on court but he knows what's the weak point of his rival always), plus the Masters and his performances on Grand Slam.

It's stupid comparing both players because they very, very different

Man, I would agree 110% with you if it was possible... this way I must settle with 100%.. :cool: